The New York Times reports that "the feeling of being turned off by Mr. Paladino was
expressed in dozens of interviews here in recent days." One Buffalo resident who was "absolutely" thinking of voting for him says, " You don’t want a mobster as governor.”
By Times-Union cartoonist
John De Rosier
The State Democratic Party released a new video today starring Carl Paladino. The video speaks for itself.
Newspapers, Republicans and even Paladino's own advisors are blasting the Buffalo candidate following his latest offensive comments. A " low and horrid weasel" whose "cynicism is exceeded only by his poor judgement," Paladino is " shockingly irresponsible" for the timing of his anti-gay rhetoric.
In an editorial, the Syracuse Post-Standard suggested that Carl Paladino’s “
penchant for off-the-cuff remarks that leave the impression of a volatile, alienating political bully” led to Republican Onondoga County Executive Joanie Mahoney’s endorsement of Andrew Cuomo. Read the whole editorial here.
The Village Voice's Tom Robbins reports that Paladino
bullied low-wage workers who cleaned his office buildings, detailed in a 1996 Nation Labor Relations Board decision. The OSHA has also cited Paladino's Ellicott Development numerous times for "serious" safety violations.
"I don't think he's the man for the position," one voter tells the Buffalo News. "Losing his composure and threatening people like that?
Sounds like mob stuff." Read the full Buffalo News article.
Carl Paladino, who says he'll bring a bat to clean up Albany, has picked a campaign chairwoman who steered more than $1 billion in bond business to the current treasurer of the state Conservative Party, according to the New York Post. Read the article.
The Buffalo News, which originally reported on the millions Paladino collects from the government, says newspapers across the state are learning "that Republican Carl Paladino is in the awkward position of running against Albany while earning millions as one of its biggest landlords."